What do you get when you mix incredible wines, unforgettable foods and one of the most cutting edge design stores in Austin? Aviary's newest project: an in-store wine bar!
Aviary is a design store with a reputation for trend setting. Owners Marco Fiorilo and Shanna Eldridge scour the globe to bring back gorgeous goods to help outfit Austin homes with the most unique design decor. They've won awards for being innovative, forward thinking and the choice for people looking for the unique. Not bad for a tiny store located on South Lamar. Aviary has received such a warm welcome their first four years in business they've decided to branch out--and in a rather tasty way!
The Lounge @ Aviary will be a fabulous wine bar set inside the actual design store. Everything you eat off of or on will be available for purchase, like gorgeous furniture from local designers Ryan Anderson, Eric Billig and Derek Mizner to fabulous Italian Pedrali Chairs to the clever glassware from Esther Derkx and IIttala. At Lounge @ Aviary, you'll be able to relax and taste unique wines from around the world, and if you love the wine glasses (like the ones with the retro images of athletes and dancers screen-printed on them) you can take a box of them home that night. This enjoyable and convenient idea came from the owner's travels: they noticed similar lounges in cities like New York, Buenos Aires, and Paris and decided to try it out in Austin. Lucky us! We can't wait to see all the new gorgeous design wares coming to Aviary and we definitely can't wait to taste the food that will be offered, like pâté, cheeses and meats care of Daniel Hunt of A Noble Beast Charcuterie.
The official opening of this new Austin lounge will be October 29th but if you can't wait until then, stop by the store to check out new items as they come in and get a taste of the wine (which they promise every bottle, even the pricier ones, will be available by the glass).
Have you visited Aviary before? What do you think about a wine bar and lounge in a design store? Will you be visiting the Lounge @ Aviary? Let us know!